strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As far as introductions to beer styles go, the first time I became officially aware of the existence of wheat beer was during a field trip to Antwerp, specifically visiting an Argentinian steakhouse in the city.
Being first year geography students who had been on a coach driving from Bangor in North Wales to Antwerp all day, we were hungry, shy, self conscious and, perhaps unsurprisingly ready for beer. Hoegaarden is personally responsible for a drunken 3am phone call to my dear mum from one of my friends, demanding that I personally come too reception and open the front door. Woops, wrong number...
Fast forward two weeks from this incident, and after a week of drinking the white nectar by the firkin, I discover that exists several variants of wheat beer, including a large supply of German examples of hefenweizen in the nearby tesco’s.
Erdinger holds pride of place as the first example of German wheat beer I ever tried, and frankly have never looked back since.
Pouring a beautiful off cream approaching a slightly golden hue, Erdinger produces a mighty head which shakes hands with the nostrils on first sip, and absolutely sticks around fr the party.
Banana bread, slight hint of cloves, and a subtle but wonderful waft of sweet weetabix, Erdinger is not particularly forthcoming in its nasal charms (not exactly surprising given the fifteen foot of mousse floating on top), however the taste buds start atinglin’ once the volatiles finally punch through.
In the tasting, again the suggestion of cloves banana bread comes through, backed by a ever so slightly citric acidity and a rich, malty sweetness similar to Horlicks. It is a flavour profile I can only describe as the equivalent to a beer version of a cup of Ovaltine, giving a rich satisfying feeling of well being, while at the same time extremely thirst quenching. Essentially a smile in a pint glass.
On the palette, Erdinger has just the right balance between creamy richness and fizzy refreshment to give that fabulous thirst quenching characteristic wheat beers pull off with such ease and grace. One word to the wise however, the slice of orange is not particularly recommended in weizens...the Belgian examples might have adjuncts that work well with the citrus, but the Teutonic example works best alone.
Tricker (342) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière blanche de 5.3 % d’alcool. Elle possède un petit col au versement. Elle possède un odorat de bière commerciale, genre d’odeur de moufette. Elle possède cependant un goût assez fade, neutre même, enivrant. Elle possède une finale avec un goût légèrement métallique. Très riche également en bouche, légère touche d’agrumes, très minimes par contre. Correcte !
geovanicalixto (19) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - AUG 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coloração amarelo âmbar com boa formação de espuma. Baixo corpo floral com toque de banana. Boa "drinkability"
Dufter (10) - - AUG 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
One of my favorite german weissbeers. Nice full taste with some citron taste, with a bit of bananas....
Alexi91 (225) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Goblet. Supplier: Sainsburys (Bristol). Wheaty nose. Pours a cloudy golden. Light and floral.
Hopmaestro (663) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma has wheats, citrus and an almost perfumy smell. Taste is at first refreshing, but you get bored halfway through. Semi dry in the finish. one dimensional.
ordybill (706) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
This beer is a hazy golden yellow color with a thick white head. The aroma is fruity with some biscuit/yeast backdrop. The flavor is very good with plenty of spices and some sweetness to power this beer along.
I found this to be a really good beer, I will drink this again.
lello4ever (271) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seppur industriale questa weizen si difende bene. Il colore è giallo paglierino, torbido, con schiuma pannosa e molto persistente. Aroma di lievito e banana. Dolce, con punte floreali, carbonazione vivace come d?obbligo. Una birra che sul pasto non si smentisce mai.
lesifflebiere (1493) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
La bière est de couleur paille, totalement opaque et de texture mince et pétillante ; le nez est de malts blonds, de citrons (acidulés) et de bananes. En bouche, aucun acide mais la bière est joliment désaltérante, savoureuse sans être pesante, avec toutes les notes que l’on est en droit d’attendre de ce style (pain, épices, bananes, signature de levure typique). Meilleure que la moyenne.
TorbenJensen (831) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wheat malts typical aroma of grain rises from the glass. The taste of this sweet wheat beer is with hints of banana. Easy to drink, tasteful, thirst-quenching and encouraging,
ozzy70 (177) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy. Aroma of wheat and fruits. Taste sweet, clean, citrus, banana and faint clove. One of my favorite beers.